Self harm Q and A

What about self harm do you enjoy?

I enjoy the pain it brings. I enjoy cleaning the wounds, caring for them like nobody cared for me as a small child. They are mine. They are mine to look
after and take care of and make sure they heal the way I want them to. For some in our system it is the blood they enjoy, the feel of it on their arms.
For others, it is the release that cutting brings.

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

12 thoughts on “Self harm Q and A”

  1. Brave of you to talk about something most people are ashamed to admit they think about or do. I’ll be following the series of questions to gain some insight. It’s never been my own ‘thing’ in dealing with my mental illness low points, but maybe over-eating is another form of self harm – one that is sanctioned. And learning to care for our inner children like we weren’t nurtured is huge.

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  2. For us it was always a punishment thing not a release thing. If we’d done something really “bad” then wounds would be put in more conspicuous places, like on lower arms in summer forcing us to wear long sleeves to hide them and be more uncomfortable as an extra punishment.

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